Programme Officer – Trachoma x4 at Sightsavers

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.Sightsavers is recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:Job Title:  Programme Officer – Trachoma x4 (15 month fixed term contract)Office location: Kaduna x2 and Sokoto x2Salary: Local T’s & C’s applyThe Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (QEDJT) is expanding its support to the trachoma elimination programme in Nigeria. This includes support to Trachomatous Trichiasis Surgeries (TT Surgery) and mass administration medicines as well as other initiatives in the national trachoma elimination programme. The Trust is expected to directly cover over 80 Local Government Areas and with the Federal Ministry of Health taking the lead on delivering this and preparing the dossier for trachoma elimination in Nigeria.The successful candidate will coordinate and support the oversight of the quality assurance of Trichiasis surgeries in the Sightsavers supported states and adherence to preferred practice for Trichiasis.Role responsibilities;Programme ManagementSupport the Senior Programme Manager in the overall coordination and distribution of Trichiasis towards the elimination of trachoma in NigeriaParticipates in state micro planning for Trichiasis surgeriesSupport implementation and coordination of Trichiasis surgery and ensure adherence to work plans and budgetsSupport the state and LGAs programme teams to identify and develop innovative approaches for the implementation of Trichiasis surgery to ensure delivery of targetsCollaborate with relevant governmental, non-governmental agencies and stakeholdersMonitoring, Evaluation and ReportingSupport the Senior Programme Manager in monitoring and supervision of Trichiasis surgeries and clearing TT backlogs and adherence to preferred practices.Conduct monthly programme site visitsResponsible for guiding the overall Trichiasis Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) strategy, managing the interventions and use of M & E methodology/approaches to meet proposed goals.Collate and review all Trichiasis surgery data from the states and report to all relevant partners and stakeholders.Support in monitoring of surgical quality, patient satisfaction, and data qualityWork closely with all partners to ensure proper inventory of all suppliesPrepare Monthly, Quarterly, annual and donor required reports for submission.Assist in completing the dossier for the elimination of trachoma in NigeriaThe ideal applicant will be a Mid-level Ophthalmic Nurse with at least three to five years’ experience on Trichiasis surgery, and experience in community eye health would be an added advantage. You must have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes and have a background in monitoring and evaluation. 

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